Huge crowds attend Invasion Day marches across Australia’s capital cities

australia day 2019 1by Calla Wahlquist, The Guardian, Jan 26, 2019

Scott Morrison has said 26 January 1788 was “pretty miserable” for his ancestor, in a speech defending the celebration of Australia Day, while tens of thousands of people joined Invasion Day marches around the country calling for the public holiday to be abolished. Read the rest of this entry

Coastal GasLink stops work on pipeline in northern B.C. due to trappers accessing animal traps

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RCMP officers look on as contractors pass through their roadblock as supporters of the Unist’ot’en camp and Wet’suwet’en First Nation gather at a camp fire off a logging road near Houston, B.C., on Jan. 9. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito)

Company blames shutdown on hunters accessing animal traps within work boundaries

White-Washing White Supremacy: Media Rushes to Excuse Covington Catholic Students

5c43a2660bda9.image_-1024x560by Jodi Jacobson, Rewire, Jan. 22, 2019

In another incidence of white-washing white supremacy, white journalists are rushing to excuse a clearly racist incident involving white teens from Covington Catholic school in Kentucky, in part by discounting the testimony of a Native elder and former U.S. Marine. Read the rest of this entry

Nuxalk Hereditary Chiefs issue letter in opposition to gold prospecting

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Nuxalk House of Smayusta banner at Bella Coola, central coast of ‘BC’.

The letter, dated January 18, is addressed to Goliath Resources Ltd.

by Caitlin Thompson, Coast Mountain News, Jan. 22, 2019

Nuxalk Hereditary Chiefs have issued a letter outlining their staunch opposition to reports of gold prospecting in the Bella Coola area.

The letter, dated January 18, is addressed to Roger Rosmus, CEO of Goliath Resources Ltd., the company who is heading up the prospecting and exploration. Read the rest of this entry

Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder

indigenous march washington dcby Vincent Schilling, Indian Country Today, Jan 19, 2019

Native Twitter has gone ablaze as a Native American elder singing the AIM Song in Washington DC during the Indigenous Peoples March was ridiculed, taunted and mocked by a group of non-Native youth.

The video, which was posted by YouTube account holder KC NOLAND, was also screen captured and shared on other social media accounts with views shortly gaining tens of thousands of views. Read the rest of this entry

Port authority imposes ban on development around Lelu Island

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The site of the proposed Pacific Northwest LNG plant, Lelu Island, near Port Edward, BC Photograph by: http://www.lonniewishart.com , Vancouver Sun

Following Pacific Northwest LNG, there will be no future projects proposed near Flora Bank

by Shannon Lough, Northern View, Jan. 17, 2019

There will be no industrial development in the marine area next to Lelu Island.

On Thursday, Jan. 17, the Prince Rupert Port Authority announced it’s placing a developmental moratorium on Flora, Agnew and Horsey Banks to ensure the protection of marine habitat. Read the rest of this entry

Indigenous ownership won’t solve problems with Trans Mountain pipeline, says Squamish Nation councillor

Kinder Morgan rally march 10Proposal to buy pipeline being discussed by Indigenous leaders

B.C. chiefs show solidarity with Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs

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Unist’ot’en camp founder and spokesperson Freda Huson at a gathering of Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs and supportive chiefs from around B.C. outside of the Coastal GasLink pipeline route. Over 200 were in the Dze L K’ant Friendship Centre in Smithers to hear speeches ahead of a march. (Chris Gareau photo)

Chiefs from around B.C. outside the Coastal GasLink pipeline route in Smithers show support.

by Chris Gareau, Interior News, Jan. 16, 2019

Chiefs from the B.C. coast, Interior and Northwest converged in Smithers to show support for the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs’ opposition to the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline. Read the rest of this entry

Protesters block Nova Scotia’s Hwy 102 in support of B.C. anti-pipeline protests

Supporters in Nova Scotia blocked a portion of Highway 102 on Tuesday morning to demonstrate solidarity with anti-pipeline protests in British Columbia.

Protesters say they were holding a peaceful protest, which took place near Exit 10 at Shubenacadie, N.S. Read the rest of this entry

Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers office occupied in Ottawa in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en

unistoten 2019 capp occupation 1Indigenous People’s Solidarity Movement, Jan 15, 2019

Activists occupied the 9th floor hallway and office of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) at 275 Slater Street in Ottawa and effectively shut them down for the afternoon! Read the rest of this entry